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Sep 26, 2012 5:00pm EDT
of the state where tampa and orlando are and the miami metro area. .. we see college graduate group that obama lost by about 11 points in 2008. facing the most polls he's physically about even. i think that makes it very difficult for romney to put together a coalition that can take the state. colorado has been fairly close so again obama mabey looks like a fairy or four-point lead on average read a lot of demographic change. you can see the minority eligible voters have gone up by three percentage points and working-class voters in 2008 have gone down by three percentage points. again it doesn't appear that romney is able to turn the demographics tie in his favor. he's not doing much better among the white working-class voters according to the polls i've seen. he's made some progress on the outside margin that obama got 14 points in 2008 among the college graduate voters but he's not making nearly enough voters to take the state and if you break it down geographically the denver metro area is about half the vote in the state but that looks very similar in the polling data as it did in 2008. f
CSPAN
Sep 26, 2012 9:00am EDT
, and that kathleen mentioned in the survey, the claim that obama has gutted welfare reform and has, i'm sure you've seen that ad, that all three of us, all four of us i think have debunked. so i want to play a little short video as an example of, about this and talk a little bit about why i do think we will hear. here we go. >> so this is a video from -- >> i will be the first to publicly say i was wrong, ms. coppola. because my objective is for people to know the facts and the truth on all of the stuff. >> you know what you should do? let me tell you what you should do. you should go on some kind of a truth tour. [laughter] spend as a matter fact i already have one plan. >> what do? that sounds crazy? what's it called? >> it's called the truth tour las.[laughter] >> is called a truth tour. was a going to to go? >> thirty states and three events a day. >> all right, this is from politifact. [cheers and applause] >> politifact checked a romney campaign and claim that obama ended welfare work requirements earlier this month. rating it pants on fire. [laughter] that i believe is one of, i don't kno
CSPAN
Sep 19, 2012 5:00pm EDT
on this past congress. when the republican leader says his number-one issue is to make sure obama doesn't get reelected, i think that probably is what's held up this congress from doing all kinds of things. and let me remind everyone, mr. president. since i have been the majority leader, which has been six yea years, we've had to try to overcome 380 -- this is two now -- republican filibusters. during the same period of time, six years, that lyndon johnson was president -- was majority leader before he became president, he to file cloture once. so this is what -- that my friend from arizona. we've served together now 30 years in the congress. so his agitation should not be directed toward me. they're the ones holding up hundreds of bills in the energy committee and basically everything we've tried to do because their number-one goal, if they follow their leader -- and they've done a pretty good job doing that -- has been to make sure that the country's in such a shape that maybe -- maybe -- they may get lucky and have governor romney elected. so if -- there's been an objection by the assistan
CSPAN
Sep 10, 2012 5:00pm EDT
think it's across the board obstruction and foot dragging since day one of president obama's tenure means we're likely to complete his first term with more judicial vacancies than when he took office. partisan obstruction has been particularly damaging with respect to federal trial courts. the sharp departure from the past senate spluns stalled senate approval of district court nominees including those republican states, nerd republican state senators who worked with president obama to get a nominee they supported, they've been stalled, too. i mention this because at this point in president bush's first term, the senate democrats worked with republicans to confirm 165 of his district court nominees. president obama for some reason was treated entirely differently than president bush was. a letter in "the new york times," republican senators have created and applied practices that substantially depart from procedures employed in prior administrations even as recently as president george w. bush. most important change is refusal by the g.o.p. leadership to enter into voting agreements
CSPAN
Sep 14, 2012 9:00am EDT
of nowhere. this really does go back to the very beginning of the obama administration, the very first television interview. don't forget that president obama gave after he was sworn in which was the arabic cable tv network al arabiya where he promised he would provide middle east peace in our time. than president obama when on went on his first foreign-policy trip to cairo and he spurred our longtime ally egyptian president mubarak by inviting the very violent muslim brotherhood, who at that time was outlawed in egypt, to attend his speech and gave him front row tickets to his speech in cairo. mubarak's policy was to keep the destructive muslim brotherhood at arm's length. when you hear the muslim brotherhood's mission statement i think you will understand why former president mubarak or anyone could one want to stop the violent muslim brotherhood or that the brotherhood is a political entity and this is their motto. it reads and i quote, allah is our objective. the profit is their leader. the koran is our law. jihad is our way. dying in the way of allah is our highest hope. recently
CSPAN
Sep 14, 2012 12:00pm EDT
have a better chance because i'm just like, obama come into the presidential race. he was really unknown and give people a chance. but it holds and got a lot. not on his mistakes but the mistakes ryan mcginniss grew. thanks so much. >> host: jen on the republican's line. >> caller: it's funny what the independent just said about brian being in government accounts at, that you know the vice president biden was in government since he was 29. we paid his bills. anyway, but i just want to kill you, i think it's neat right is doing this. these are the people that are going to be stuck with the debt, the debt we are putting out there. and for ben bernanke got to get in a political deal like this, 40 billion a month and the aegon is so crappy and jobs, hello, mr. president, what if you don't? talk about values. when paul ryan boasting about mitt romney needs to speak more about himself, mitt romney doesn't do that because he is humble. in his church, which is my church, it doesn't matter if you're a schoolteacher, bishop our mitt romney with his money, you're treated the same way and yo
CSPAN
Sep 10, 2012 12:00pm EDT
two vastly different presidents, george w. bush, and barack obama when it comes to this conflict. the most important continuity. both have said we are at war. both have side we are at war with al-qaeda and its affiliates. i was watching president obama's inauguration, and carefully looking for signals with regard to this very fundmental thing, and he actually said we are a nation at war. that was somewhat satisfying for someone from my background and point of view. it's not definitive. nobody argued we're at war in iraq or afghanistan. i wanted evidence he believed that we were at war with the groups that attacked us on september 11th. .. he would use law enforcement authorities but he would not limit himself just to law enforcement authorities. he would actually use his authority sounds commander-in-chief to wage war against a foreign enemy. i'm sure you all remember in 2009 after just a few weeks in office president obama was awarded the nobel peace prize. by and large i thought it was awarded because he wasn't president bush and the europeans wanted to confirm that fact. [laug
CSPAN
Sep 21, 2012 5:00pm EDT
in obamacare, and now they're attacking president obama for what they have in their budget. go figure. go figure. and both of his budget proposals -- in both of his budget proposals, mr. ryan keeps all of the affordable care act's medicare improvements. but i just heard mr. romney in florida attacking president obama for doing what mr. romney said was marvelous about mr. ryan's budget. in short, mr. president, mr. ryan's medicare plan would end medicare, and this -- there's seelings tha something i hear them say all the time. they say that they're going to protect everyone over age 55. under the ryan plan, he says, well, they're going to go to this voucher care, but anyone over age 55, they're protected. i got to ask, protected from what? i mean, if it is such a good deal, ha why don't we do it for everybody? yet, mr. ryan and mr. romney say, no, no, they're going to -- everyone over age 55 stays -- they all have the same medicare system, they don't get voucher care. iit is only under age 5. well, there must be something wrong with it then. if it's so darn good, why don't you put everybod
CSPAN
Sep 20, 2012 12:00pm EDT
a republican filibuster on 67% of the district judges we've considered and confirmed. president obama's district court nominees have been forced to wait 300% more than president bush's nominees. three times more. only two people who the president nominated this year have been confirmed. the kind of qualified consensus nominees that in years past would have been confirmed in a matter of minutes are now taking weeks and months languishing with no action. these votes should be routine. they should not be a fight that delays action on important jobs measures. in september 2008, right before the last presidential election, democrats confirmed ten of president bush's district court nominees in one day. more than half of the nation's population. 160 million americans live in the part of the country where there's been a judicial emergency declared. that means more than half the people in this country seek justice from courts and judges that are strained to their breaking point under a backlog so intense an emergency has been declared. the chairman of the judiciary committee of course knows i'
CSPAN
Sep 11, 2012 9:00am EDT
means. in president obama's fy13 budget request, 15% of the total federal budget goes to the department of defense, excluding war funding. there is an additional $88.5 billion of war funding in there as well. social security gets 23% of the federal budget and medicare gets 14%. medicaid gets 7%. 6% goes to interest on the national debt. that is actually going to explode over the next decade and by the end of the decade we will very likely be spending more on and just on the national debt than we do on defense are medicare and medicaid. and about 14% of the federal budget goes to all non-defense discretionary spending, so social security and medicare and medicaid is primarily a mandatory spending programs of talking about the discretionary part of the budget here. that gives you an idea of the order of magnitude. the big items in the federal budget, of course on one side of the equation you have got revenues and on the other side you have got the big ones that are social security, defense and medicare. those are the big one so if you want to frame this as a simple choice or a priority, i
CSPAN
Sep 11, 2012 12:00pm EDT
at the white house. we take you now to the penalty gone sair ceremony. flight 77. president obama was there this morning as defense secretary leon panetta and chairman of the joint chiefs, general martin dempsey. >> at this time, president barack obama accompanied by mrs. michelle obama, secretary leon panetta, and general martin dempsey, and mrs. didi dempsey will pay special tribute to the lives lost at the pentagon and on american airlines flight 77 on september 11th, 2001. by placing a wreath at the zero age line of the pentagon memorial. [playing of "taps"] [background noises] [background sounds] [background sounds] >> please direct your attention to the pentagon memorial flagpole to your right in honor of patriot day and in remembrance of the 184 lives lost at the pentagon. the flag is flying at half-staff. ladies and gentlemen, the national anthem of the united states. [playing of "the star-spangled banner"] ♪ . >> ladies and gentlemen, the united states army chief of chaplains, major general donald rutherford. >> let us pray. oh, god, our refuge in strength, our every pr
CSPAN
Sep 20, 2012 9:00am EDT
its hispanic population thrives as well. those why president obama and democrats in congress have fought for the policies that are making hispanic families stronger and more prosperous. we've made progress on economic and education issues that are important to latinos and to all americans. the recovery act, which included tax cuts for working families, kept more than 2 million hispanics out of poverty. unlike governor romney, we know americans who access unemployment benefits are not victims and are not unwilling to take personal responsibility for their lives. "personal responsibility" are mitt romney's words. mitt romney believes tax credits for hardworking parents struggling to make ends pleat a handout, not a hand-up. we democrats fa fought to give small business help. under a romney administration, loans for small business would be a thing of the past, one more remnant of the dependency culture he loathes. mitt romney is content telling wealthy donors he would be willing this election if he were latino. that's what he said, mr. president. but we know mitt rom neese problem is
CSPAN
Sep 13, 2012 12:00pm EDT
talks with president obama. "the new york times" reported in 2011, "ryan appealed to representative cantor to cut off negotiations between the speaker and the white house because he didn't feel the terms of the emerging agreement adhered strictly enough to his conservative principles and the deal might politically benefit president obama." so, it is not a secret that the ryan budget both hurts the middle class and does nothing for deficit reduction. the only people who would benefit are the very wealthy, and god bless them. they're doing well in america, but as recent statistics just showed, they're the only people gaining income. and one other thing i'd like to add about mr. ryan here: he seems like a nice man, nice family, but his recent speeches have just been so revealing, and he did the same thing yesterday once again showing he has learned nothing from the mistakes he's made in the last few weeks. when it comes to the big debates facing our country, paul ryan either has an extremely poor memory or has a tendency to play fast and loose with the facts. i falsely blamed president
CSPAN
Sep 27, 2012 5:00pm EDT
small businesses. >> you are the national co-chair of the obama-bided campaign. >> i would put the challenge that we have as a nation in a different context. and say that, to the extent that we are a nation in "crisis," although i would not describe it as that because i believe that we can fundamentally overcome this and that we can do it in a fairly rational and reasonable way, i think the challenges that we have now had more than a generation of folks who are not willing to ask americans to sacrifice and to be realistic about how we take on our biggest challenges. for instance, everyone remembers the republican debate where they asked whether you would take the bargain of one dollar's worth of tax increases or $10 worth of basically tax cuts and everybody raised their hands and said they would not accept that. we have become a country where -- it is not just one side, both sides, but more one side now than ever is not willing to be realistic about how we can tackle these challenges. if there is a crisis that i see in the united states for the long term, it is not the temporal
CSPAN
Sep 28, 2012 5:00pm EDT
the obama administration is doing right now it's not that many believe could different than what the bush administration did in the two terms especially at the end and given that there is that consensus that's one of the reasons they are not issued in the political campaign but i think it's also one of the reasons why things are in the national security area. >> this will be the last security to that question. >> i think a lot will depend on who the next president is, because i think that there will be several justices who are getting older but i think most of them would feel if they are voluntarily retiring and not forced to do so by health concerns or some other extenuating circumstances the honorable thing to do would be retiring during the term of the party that appointed you in the first place so you could see justice ginsburg now that she's accomplished. i think she's trying to make a record for how long she's on the court and she will accomplish that in 2014. you may see scalia or kennedy retire if they get president romney. it makes a huge potential shift in the court based on the
CSPAN
Sep 26, 2012 12:00pm EDT
, obama campaign manager put out a video saying that the koch super pacs was attacking the obama campaign. they talked about a secret money during the ama. obama talked about super -- secret super pacs money, and allow the press coverage has also may not make distinctions in terminology and in meaning. do you think that politicians and the press corps should be held to a higher level and that? do you see hope that, you know, the fact checking of those terms will be happening or is this the definition of a word that was coined, just shifting of the debate? >> well, i think it is obviously important to distinguish between the two. in part because if you don't distinguish between the two and make a point of saying, you know, more than half the spending or however much it is is coming from groups that don't disclose their donors. the demand for disclosure is not going to grow, and we are not going to be able to get anything out of the policy-makers in terms of greater transparency in the system. >> but. >> point about a different kind of labeling. journalism, as it was covering the primaries
CSPAN
Sep 27, 2012 12:00pm EDT
as a basis for peace in our world. >> next wednesday, october 3rd, mitt romney and president obama meet in their first presidential debate moderated by jim lehrer of the "newshour" from the university of denver. watch and engage with c-span including our live debate preview at 7 p.m. eastern, the debate at 9, and of after the debate your reaction, calls, e-mails and tweets. follow us on c-span, c-span radio and online at c-span.org. >> next, three former obama administration pentagon officials defend the president's foreign policy and national security record while criticizing mitt romney. moderated by former cnn, cnn contributor bill schneider, the discussion focuses largely on iran's nuclear program and america's presence in afghanistan. this event, which took place yesterday, runs about an hour, and we'll show you as of this as we can until the pentagon briefing scheduled at 2 p.m. eastern. >> struggling in, and you're encouraged to help yourself to coffee, food, whatever you need. my name's mike bennett, on behalf of my colleagues, jim kessler -- who's here somewhere -- sean gibbons
CSPAN
Sep 21, 2012 9:00am EDT
president obama is job bill that can create more than 1 million new jobs immediately. has a five-year farm bill, 16 million agricultural jobs depend on it. extend middle-income tax cuts to provide certainty for millions of americans come and help our economy. and to pass a comprehensive balance and balanced bill to address our fiscal concerns. to say to the world that we can get the job done, that we can work in a cooperative manner to reduce the deficit to create growth, to create jobs. we are here standing together to recognize that since august 3rd when the congress adjourned, and november 14th, but what is being called back into session we will have been in session only eight days. that's not right. democrats are prepared to stay until we get the job done. that is what we are elected to do is get the job done. [applause] in closing i will say that one of the most important issues that we face in our country that is fine to be decided in the election is the issue of medicare. the republicans in the house of representatives have voted six times to in the the medicare guarantee to bid tha
CSPAN
Sep 21, 2012 12:00pm EDT
floor like an extension of the obama campaign, treated the senate floor like an extension of the obama campaign for two years -- for two years. now they're holding the c.r. hostage for no other reason than to help one of their incumbents on the campaign trail. now we're ready to vote on three bills. we've got responsibilities to meet. let's meet them and leave the politics of the campaign trail where it belongs. mr. president, i yield the floor. the presiding officer: under the previous order, the leadership is reserved. under the previous order, the following hour will be equally divided and controlled between the two leaders or their designees with the majority controlling the first half. the senator from illinois. mr. durbin: mr. president, i listened to the statement made on the floor by the republican leader, and it was a statement similar to one that was made yesterday. i responded to it yesterday, and i would like to make a r re-- response today. i am disappointed that this session of congress has been so unproductive, but i know the reason why. it isn't for lack of effort. we h
CSPAN
Sep 24, 2012 8:30am EDT
for the first of three debates. and that coverage continues next as president obama speaks to supporters at a campaign rally in milwaukee. after that we'll be live from the council of foreign relations to hear from outgoing mexican president felipe calderon on his country's relations with the united states. >> president obama held a campaign rally in milwaukee over the weekend, one month before early voting begins in this battleground state of wisconsin. [cheers and applause] >> this was the president's first visit to the state since february. a recent quinnipiac university/new york times/cbs poll of likely voters in wisconsin found president obama leading mitt romney 51-45%. this is about half an hour. [cheers and applause] ♪ ♪ ♪ [cheers and applause] >> hello, wisconsin! [cheers and applause] oh! hi! you guys sound like you're fired up already! [cheers and applause] it is good to be back in milwaukee! [cheers and applause] first of all, it's good to be back because this is the closest i've been the home in a couple of months -- [cheers and applause] i was thinking about hopping o
CSPAN
Sep 19, 2012 12:00pm EDT
thought was the most important question, the most interesting question. let's look at barack obama as a character. he's a complete fish out of water in a way. here is a guy with very little executive experience. his entire life is at the committee table in the state house or the u.s. senate or in various meetings, but remember the guy in the front of the room deciding making the hard calls. very little if any management experience, and then suddenly he is in the most important managerial job in the world, president of the united states, leader of the free world and so my question was how does he do it, how does he decide and make decisions? how does he govern? tom goldstein and "los angeles times" supreme court correspondent david savage diprete view of the supreme court new term starts october 1st. this one hour and 15 minute discussion was part of a forum hosted by the cato institute here in washington earlier this week. >> our conference concludes with a look ahead to october term 2012. the court's docket as of today is a bit sparse, but not without have to. indeed, were it not
CSPAN
Sep 11, 2012 5:00pm EDT
that threatens the very viability of the united states senate. last july the obama administration used the flimsiest of arguments, granted themselves the authority to waive federal welfare work requirements. and whether or not what they, the obama administration intends to accomplish with these waivers is good welfare policy has been the subject of robust debate. i'm not here to argue the merits or lack thereof of the underlying welfare policy goals of the obama administration. what i am here to do is to make a plea to my fellow senators, as senators we simply cannot let this action stand. if we fail to stand together as senators in defense of our constitutional duty to be the ones to draft legislation, we might as well pack up our bags and go home, because we will have opened the door for this administration and future administrations to unilaterally decide they can waive precedent, congressional intent, and actual legislative language as senators have scrupulously debated and compromised on. if we do not stand together as the united states senate, we will be ceding our authority to t
CSPAN
Sep 27, 2012 9:00am EDT
loses. it's not guaranteed romney will lose. obama after three great weeks is at 50 so it's not like he is at 54 with a big margin of error. that if romney doesn't lose, i think the big question will be is there someone who kind of challenges the party on issues, particularly with immigration and maybe a little bit on social issues. >> i think, i actually think that someone who explicitly makes the case would be worse -- look at a bob mcdonnell in virginia. he is someone who clearly was socially conservative, telegraph that very clear to his voters and the thought of him as reliable, and so he was able to go after suburban voters and what have you. but because you thought of him as reliable and say, he was able to frame things effectively. i think that's a better model. compare a huntsman to george w. bush. >> and marco rubio. i can imagine jeb bush is being the intellectual leader, but not running himself, maybe trying to see a rubio was not message of anti-and i can't get but further in this direction. i can sort of imagine that scenario. >> far be it for me to predict what republican
CSPAN
Sep 20, 2012 5:00pm EDT
is a dangerous place. president obama, stop leading from behind. president obama, lead an effort. right in our military faces devastating cuts that your own secretary of defense said we'd be shooting ourselves in the head, that webbed undermining our national security for generations. we heard what's happed happening in the world. lead, be the commander in chief. your leadership has been absent. you have been awol on this critical issue and our troops and nation deserves better. the presiding officer: the senator from south carolina. mr. graham: lucky you to be president today. we live in interesting times. you could receive the nobel peace prize for not being somebody else. four years later almost after the nobel peace prize has been awarded, where do we stand as a nation? osama bin laden is dead. that's good. that's a great accomplishment. the president should take plied in that. we should all celebrate the death of that evil man. but that's a -- that's not a foreign policy. is anybody deterred from attacking america in the middle east because bin laden is dead? has anybody said i better not
CSPAN
Sep 25, 2012 9:00am EDT
-span.org. president obama will make remarks at this conference at the 12:10 eastern and you will see it live on c-span. retired generals and admirals discuss the impact of childhood obesity on national security. we will hear about a report on improving the quality of food sold in schools to complement the efforts by parents to teach kids to eat healthy meals and snacks. it is hosted by mission readiness and begins live at noon eastern. this afternoon former secretary of state colin powell talked about the arabs spring and the role of the u.s. in europe enjoyed by foreign made a general secretary xavier salona live at 3:15 on c-span2. >> i watch c-span every time there's a special event going on. i pay attention to c-span the most. any time something is going on i want to watch c-span because they have the best and most unbiased view. if i want a circle spin i watch the other programs. i watch c-span tv on line or if i want to know what is happening i turn to c-span. i don't know that i have a favorite show. for me it is always anytime i need to know what is going on i know c-span will have the re
CSPAN
Sep 13, 2012 9:00am EDT
name is barack obama. >> he is a trailblazer in the hero of mine. >> i think the best way to describe it is a viral beating heart of the internet. >> did you see the jobs report this morning by the way? 95,000 night believe net new jobs created and almost 400,000 people dropped out of the workforce altogether. is just simply unimaginable. >> today we learned after losing around 800,000 jobs a month when i took office, but business once again added jobs for the 30th month in a row, total of more than 4.6 million jobs. >> be go live now to the floor of the u.s. senate where members are about to gavel in for the day. last night the chamber voted 84-8 to proceed to a veterans jobs bill. that measure would provide work training for veterans who are looking for civilian jobs and give them priority in hiring for federal jobs. the senate expected to work on the legislation for the rest of the week. live coverage of the u.s. senate now here on c-span2. the chaplain, dr. barry black, will lead the senate in prayer. the presiding officer: the senate will come to order. today's opening prayer wil
CSPAN
Sep 25, 2012 12:00pm EDT
. that state is considered a battleground focus after president obama won it in 2008. ohio as 18 a month tour of votes. you will see that rally at 3:00 eastern on our companion network c-span. on c-span2 colin powell will talk about a role of the u.s. in europe in the arabs spring and from nato secretary-general xavier salona live at 3:15. .. >> the first debate between presidential candidates mitt romney and president barack obama is next wednesday october 3rd. the news hour's jim lehrer moderates from the university of denver. watch and engage with c-span including our live debate preview starting at 7:30 pmt eastern followed by the domestic policy debate at 9:00. post-debate reactions and comments, calls, e-mails and tweets. follow our live coverage on c-span, c-span radio and on-line at c-span.org. >>> last week the senate special committee on aging examined the high incidents of faulty claims to medicare for powered wheelchairs. we'll hear from a medicare official who outlines a new pilot program looking to reduce future risks of error and fraud in the program. this is about two hours. >
CSPAN
Sep 18, 2012 5:00pm EDT
previously. they have greater faith in the obama administration and push this. >> i know that the log was reported in some detail on habeas litigation involving detainees and over a fair number of decor for various other judges. no willingness to wade into that. the clapper case, a peripheral question, to have standing of procedures, and an interesting case and a big-ticket case. base could infer from the fact the court has not waded into the detainee cases that the supreme court is generally comfortable with the way the d.c. circuit has handled the issues. there is no indication of what they're comfortable with. [applause] >> please stay in your seats. flip-flops [inaudible conversations] >> 5 one to welcome those of you who joined us -- i am roger, director of the cato center for constitutional studies which is post institution today and also welcome those in the c-span audience who may have just joined us for the lecture. the lectures named in honor of kenneth simon, pittsburgh engineer who was devoted to furthering the thought of the american founders. practicing attorneys to the
CSPAN
Sep 28, 2012 9:00am EDT
it advancing under continued obama administration? and what is the government supposed to do, what might happen if they can't get legislation passed? >> i wouldn't put it in a box under each administration. this is an issue that is a significant threat to our nation. is a threat to our financial security. it's a threat to our national security. it's got to be taken seriously regardless of who is in office. ideally what i would like to see is somebody in the white house, in office perhaps, that is responsible for coordinating this across the entire government. as a direct report to the president of the trade. somebody who's got the authority of the president of the united states to make decisions, and to coordinate this across the sectors. there's no single government agency that has the ability, the capacity to respond to this or to work this. people talk about nsa all the time, and general alexander i think is a real patriot is someone who cares about this country and he's got great capability, but that is one piece of the solution. somebody needs to coordinate that across the entire, the whol
CSPAN
Sep 24, 2012 12:00pm EDT
association for business economics. economic advisers from both the obama and romney campaigns will participate in the discussion. watch that starting at 2:30 p.m. eastern live on our companion network, c-span. >> former virginia governor tim kaine and former senator george allen faced each other thursday night in one of four scheduled senate debates. the cook political report rates this race a, quote, toss-up. >> the standard bearer of the republican said, he said that 47% of americans are too dependent on government, that they see themselves as victims. i ask you pointedly, do you share that vision of america? and what specifically would you do to deal with that 47%? >> as i stated in the beginning, david, the best social program of all is a job. how do you provide more job opportunities for people? it's by -- >> do you think nearly half the country see themselves as victims because they're too -- >> no, i don't, i see people -- i look very positively at the people -- >> so you would part company with governor romney on this point? >> excuse me? >> would you disagree with gov
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Sep 10, 2012 8:30am EDT
. >> watch and engage as president obama and republican presidential candidate mitt romney meet next month for three 90-minute debates. the first is wednesday, october 3rd, at the university of denver focusing on domestic policy. followed by the second debate on tuesday, the 16th, at has that university on long island, new york, as the candidates take questions in a town hall-style format. and the candidates meet a final time on monday, october 23nd, at lynn university in florida as -- 22nd. and the vice presidential candidates meet for their one and only debate on thursday, october 11th, at seven tremendous college in danville, kentucky. watch the debates on c-span, c-span radio or online at c-span.org. >> you're watching c-span2 with politics and public affairs, weekdays featuring live coverage of the u.s. senate. on weeknights watch key public policy events and every weekend the latest nonfiction authors and books on booktv. you can see past programs and get our schedules at our web site, and you can join in the conversation on social media sites. >> at a recent u.s. latin america confe
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Sep 19, 2012 9:00am EDT
of president obama but also of governor romney. here's what he said, bill kristol, one of the preeminent conservative spokesmen in america. in response to romney's revelation at the boca raton fundraiser. kristol wrote it's worth recalling that a good chunk of the 47% who don't pay income tax are romney supporters, especially seniors who might believe they're entitled to health care, a position romney agrees with as well as lower-income americans including men and women serving in the military who think conservative policies are better for the country even if they're not getting a tax cut under the romney plan. so romney seems to have contempt not just for democrats who oppose him but for tens of millions who intend to vote for him" -- end of quote from bill kristol. this was a revelation into his values and his view of america. but it also tells us that he doesn't understand this country and the people who live in it. because when we take a close look at those in the 47%, here is whom -- who we find. the elderly, working families with children and low wage earners. that's the 47%. the e
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Sep 4, 2012 9:00am EDT
a president who would be evaluated, like president obama, can you give me your forethought on obama? >> guest: one thing, and i hope this is not too annoying, if you are a true historian, the idea is that unlike current analyst who wait 30 or 40 years and get the documents that people did not see in real-time and also know how the story turned out so that you could gain ahistorical view -- i was we can do that with health care yet. i think on obama, what was your other question? >> host: bernie is now gone. he wanted to talk about presidential cowardice. >> guest: oh, yes, that's right. in my mind, the worst circle of hell should be for a president of doctors the issues of the most important time. if you're trying to think of an example, i think president buchanan would regret the top of the scale. because for four years he tried to dodge the issue of slavery. he didn't want to get involved. he didn't want to make himself unpopular. the result was that when it really came to a head in 1861, once abraham lincoln had the presidency, the conflict over slavery was four years were violent, four ye
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Sep 28, 2012 12:00pm EDT
. president obama seems to have pulled ahead by about five points in the latest polls. some of that has helped seemingly to change the trajectory of the race. earlier this month governor tommy thompson, the republican seemed to have the momentum and at this point his democratic rival, representative tammy baldwin, seems to be within the margin of error or a little ahead. >> host: why is that? >> guest: my best guest is that the baldwin surge, if you want to call it that correspond with president obama getting some distance from governor romney. . . she is one of several members of congress trying to run statewide, so she's going to try to define herself in a positive way and he is going to define her negatively. >> that debate will be live from wisconsin. we will broadcast from c-span 9 p.m.. tommy thompson and tammy baldwin in their debate. >>> september 11th is a day that changed my life forever and going to go through a power point presentation that is going to outline the accounts of the attack and the things that transpired that day. it gets pretty intense. a lot of things happen very qui
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Sep 6, 2012 9:00am EDT
will, out of a sense of ethnic pride will say, i'm not entirely crazy about what president obama is doing but he is one of us. he's our guy. and so we have to work our way through that and i would hope that we would have a confidence to talk about that and to keep moving beyond it. i think we are. if you look at television come meshals which is i always think is one of the barometers how america how we see each other, people who do marketing for big corporations or for product lines now have african-american men standing in a yard advising a white guy across the hedge on how to prepare for his retirement. that would have been entirely unheard of when i was coming of age. you now see african-american families, for example, as stars of ads. we still have a long ways to go but the perceptions are getting better and better. my own grandchildren are all in integrated classrooms. when i went out for my, time after 7th grade in san francisco to grandparents today i the teacher did a very smart thing. she said, let's talk about the differences between when the grandparents from the 7th g
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Sep 6, 2012 12:00pm EDT
the protesters expect of the united states government? the obama administration has a poor track record had with it comes to providing support protest movements in other countries. so what could they possibly expect from the u.s. government today? >> nothing. actually, -- putin has accused the protest movement of being funded by the state department. which is not true. the protest movement is funded completely deskly and i've covered protest movement that were funded by the state department. this is not one of them. and at this point, it's extremely important for the protest movement credibility to be perceived as domestically grown and funded. in fact, i don't see that with need the united states government to do or say anything in the foreseeable future. >> i noticed your use of social media in your -- when you talk about the that. has that changed how communications between groups are going, and is that limited to the cities because that's where most of the wi-fi might be? have you been disappointed or pleased with how news media across the world has reacted to the russian citizens meeti
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Sep 17, 2012 12:00pm EDT
obama gets reelected and you have a reblican congress i think there is a decent chance we'll get fundamental tax reform. i would add that onto the list of john's things. does that, do we ultimately get to a consumption tax? i, i'm an economist so i can certainly make the argument why we're there. i don't think that is part of the debate now. we're a fair way away from that but we'll see. i do think, one of the risks, which i think people are sort of discounting is the notion that for essentially bargaining and strategic reasons we will go off the fiscal cliff in sense that the advantage of doing that then the tax rates reset to where they were at the beginning of the bush administration. then you could have a different debate which is a debate about let's do a big tax reform that includes cutting taxes for most people. and that is a more attractive debate for both sides to have than the current one. and so, and, you know, there is a lot of work being done, what's the economic consequences of going off the cliff. a lot depend whether or not you think it is permanent or temporary.
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Sep 12, 2012 9:00am EDT
officers. i join president obama in condemning these senseless acts of violence. my thoughts are with the families of those who were killed in this horrible attack it is too often forgotten that american diplomats risk their lives on a daily basis. madam president, when i have had the good fortune since my days in the foreign affairs committee in the house to travel the world, i always make sure wherever i go i visit with foreign service personnel. they're every place. there's no group of people, i tell them that every timist opportunity to visit with them, no one does our country more in a positive sense than these foreign service officers. they work so hard and duty stations most of the times are very, very difficult. take, for example, this good man, ambassador stevens, who was just confirmed a fuel months ago -- a few months ago, he was a peace corps volunteer, he taught english. he's fluent in arabic, french and english. he served in the foreign service in jerusalem, in cairo, saudi arabia and staff assistant to the bureau of middle eastern affairs. he had an education t
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Sep 5, 2012 9:00am EDT
it otherwise. >> i agree. >> i actually feel like, like it's a shame that michelle obama like focused so much on ingredients and not an cooking. i feel like she missed a great opportunity. >> why? >> because i think would've been much more powerful for her to get people back in the kitchen. than to just be interested in the egregious because like we're saying, it doesn't really matter except what you're cooking. it matters that your cooking. your understand what it takes to feed yourself and that's self-sufficiency and empowerment is so valuable to our culture, you know, and in your family. me, so it has so many ramifications i feel like, that that was kind of -- >> even if you're using like some kind of terrible cheating factory food, like roast chicken come you're still cooking. >> you are still in the kitchen putting her hands into which i think is the first step. >> i think learning to cook is the gateway to having appreciation for fine or ingredients. because if you start cooking you start to realize that food is comprised of multiple ingredients that you can play with them. so if you ta
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Sep 5, 2012 5:00pm EDT
agree with you. >> but i actually feel like -- like, it's a shame that monopoly ever michelle obama focused so much on ingredients and not on cooking. i feel like she missed great opportunity. i think it would have been more powerful for her to get people back in the kitchen than be interested in the ingredients. because, like, we're saying it wasn't really matter what you're cooking. it matters that you are cooking. that you are understanding what it takes to feed yourself. that self-sufficiency and empowerment is valuable to our culture and in your family life. it has so many ramifications, i feel like that was a big thing for the past four years. >> i like that idea. >> even if you're using some kind of terrible cheating factory food or help that roast chicken along. you're still cooking. >> exactly. >> you're still in the kitchen putting your hands in to it. that's the first step. >> learning to cook is the gateway to having an appreciation for finer ingredients or sustainable agricultural. >> i mean that. if you start cooking, you start to realize that food is comprised of mult
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Sep 18, 2012 9:00am EDT
and a significant shift to the private sector. the obama administration understands that, which i think is one of the reasons they're supporting this proof of concept of what a new care model would look like. now, let me just wrap up with a few sort of general thoughts. i think we have a very narrow window in which to make an orderly transition to a new health care system before politics and economics drive us into a purely reactional posture. and i think the same thing's true of public education and energy policy and our approach to economic development. we are in the area of paradox, and it is absolutely important that we act while we still have the opportunity and the capacity to shape our own future. and as evidence, i would simply refer you back to that high-stakes game of chicken that took place in this town last august over raising the debt ceiling in order to keep the united states from defaulting on its then-$14 trillion national debt. i think we would all agree it was not our finest hour. in the end, congress kicked the can down the road by bumping the debt ceiling up $2.1 trillion b
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Sep 25, 2012 5:00pm EDT
that president obama clarified his stance recognizing the institution of marriage as being possible and should be legal between a map -- man and a man and woman of a woman. i would let state legislatures, baa the rules and relations about marriage have been state policy, i would let state legislatures make the decision about whether they would accord that legal protection to a same-sex -- >> you're not prepares -- >> no -- >> you're not prepared -- >> let me finish. i would be fine if that di it, labeled it marriage, civil union, or domestic partnership. are people trited the same and given the same legal rights and responsibilities, i think legal equality should be the policy. >> governor, a minute and a half. >> well, i believe marriage should be between one man and one woman, and that's the definition i've supported. i don't believe in discrimination against people on account of their sexual preference. as governor, that was our order for state government, how i operated the senate office as well. i look at people's capabilities, their skills, their willingness to be effective in advancing
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Sep 5, 2012 12:00pm EDT
, the oath, the obama white house and the supreme court. if you would like to receive an e-mail about upcoming book craps, i believe there is a list of side, so please, sign the list and we will keep you in touch on upcoming the crops. all of our book raps benefit the journalist deutsch which is why we restrict outside books. copies of tim's a book may be purchased if you haven't done so already outside in the hallway. >> please do. [laughter] >> joining him on the panel this evening is a chip cronkite, a producer, editor and filmmaker and the son of the legendary reporter and long time anchorman walter cronkite. chip was a teenager in 1973 when his father received the first?o for the state award from the national press club, and it's good to have you back. don't wait so long before coming back again. next to the ship is david marnnis alves is the editor and author of two books and eight books including his most recent to be published book, barack obama the story. next to david is tim wendell rider and resident at johns hopkins and writer of his book summer of 68 this season when bas
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Sep 12, 2012 5:00pm EDT
by president obama is that any administrator of the general services administration in the wake of an investigation into the 2010 gsa western regions conference. what happened at that conference was complete waste of the taxpayers money and an unacceptable breach in their trust. this event was the result of a pattern of misjudgments in gsa that took place over several years in multiple administrations. this pattern has no place in any federalized agency but it is particularly at odds with the priorities of this administration and the mission of gsa. since we were founded in the wake of world war ii our mission has been to deliver value for the taxpayers as well as consistent and responsive services to the agencies of the federal government. in this time of shrinking budgets are mission has never been more important and it's critical that we find a way to make every last taxpayer dollar count. refocusing gsa on this core mission has been the driving force behind every action we have taken since i have arrived. as acting administrator i immediately move to build systems to prevent
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Sep 24, 2012 5:00pm EDT
romney and president barack obama is next wednesday, october 3. jim lehrer moderates from the university of denver. watch and engage with c-span, including a live debate preview, starting at 7:00 p.m. eastern, followed by the domestic policy debate and the postdebate for your reactions and comments. calls, e-mails and tweets. follow us on c-span, c-span radio and at c-span.org. the cato institute held a criminal law hearing. including the sec, and arizona's immigration law case, all agree that criminal law is changing with justices having to deal with increasing new uses for technology for the supreme court begins its new terms and just a few days, monday, october 1. this is just over one hour. >> because of the severe storm warnings we have been receiving, is expected to hit the capital city a little bit later today. in a flash flood warning -- the ones we have been hearing on the radio, i want to remind you that your seat cushions -- [laughter] -- can also be used as flotation devices. please note the exits. [laughter] keeping in mind that the closest exit might be behind you. [laughte
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Sep 14, 2012 5:00pm EDT
in that liberty and nobody tells me how to live my life including barack obama. [cheering] connect to god be the glory. you see i was introduced something called unconditional love. in my world, we don't know what unconditional love is. everything is conditional. today you are my friends. i have the full right to kill you tomorrow. we could go to the battle to malveaux but if you cross to the other side i have the right to kill you. here it says if somebody hits you on one side go on the other. i'm not doing that. what's wrong with your people? it's called a fist it's the power of forgiveness. your relationship how you have a relationship with god we don't have a relationship. you're god speaks to you day and night and comes before you and makes every crooked way straight and he has a protection and around you and nothing shall harm you because all i am god almighty. [applause] one day they bought me a new car and said go home you're feeling better. i said can i stay a couple more months? i'm not feeling well. [laughter] face that you can go home. i became the baby sitter for them. yes. w
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Sep 18, 2012 12:00pm EDT
-u.s. protests erupting in afghanistan, so do you think it signals the kind of failure of barack obama's policies in the middle east? thank you so much. >> yeah. the protests -- >> let me get -- >> sorry. >> let me go behind, please. >> here? >> yep. and just wait for the microphone. >> thank you. mr. crocker, in your time in some of the very troubled zones, you mentioned at the top of your remarks how it's about a risking of lives, not about pushing cookies and pinstripes. do you think the situation in libya, in retrospect, should have had more of a crossover between the militaristic end? paul corson with cnn. thank you. >> bill goodfellow, center for international policy. what are we doing to promote a political settlement? as distasteful as it might seem, i think some sort of deal with the taliban has to be put in place or else the civil war's going to continue, and even the good enough, afghanistan good enough that you suggest, i just don't see it's possible. they're tenacious, they're not about to be defeated as long as they have pakistan's backing, and i just think that much more emphasis h
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Sep 4, 2012 12:00pm EDT
being the president. it is one of the reason many obama's liberal supporters have been quite disappointed because he didn't live up to well, the projections they put on him. a lot of it has to do with the fundamental distinction between being a candidate and being an office holder. when you're a candidate, yes, we can. boy that's a powerful and appropriate phrase. but when you're president, the operative phrase is much more often, no you can't. because presidents have to decide. candidates don't have to decide. they can promise the world. but once you get in office you have to say one thing or another. anyway. yes, ma'am? >> i want to answer your question about why i read. >> please do. okay. >> history. i get into the stores like it's a novel, and i've been there, hollering at like, that cavalry guy that sent the vermont person during the third, third day of gettysburg -- >> picket's charge?. >> yeah. but the horse thing after picket's charge. >> okay. >> so you need a sister. i will be your sister. i will jump into this book and punch that guy in the nose. >> interesting. i
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